Earth and Creation: A Laboratory Experience
Author(s): Mark A Tinsley
Earth and Creation: A Laboratory Experience helps readers to appreciate God’s glory in a new way and learn to see his handiwork in the world around them.
The authors of this manual subscribe to a young-earth-creation view of origins. This means we believe the earth was created as described in the introductory chapters of Genesis in the Bible. The authors believe God created in six literal, 24-hour days and rested on the seventh day. They further believe the creation event occurred on the order of thousands of years ago, not billions of years ago. Indeed, they profess the earth to be somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 years old. Evidences and discussions are provided throughout the manual to help you understand how a young earth is possible.
- stress that when students are completing lab exercises in this manual, they are doing science. Do not conclude that “young-earth creation” means “non-scientific.” Too often, people want to distinguish between faith and science.
- applies the principles and practices of “good science,” while at the same time proclaiming faith and trust in the God of creation.
- utilizes an earth-system approach for the study and understanding of earth science. This approach defines the earth as a physical/chemical/biological system divided into four basic sub-systems or “spheres.” These include the hydrosphere (the water within and on the surface of the earth), geosphere or lithosphere (the solid, rocky portion of the earth), atmosphere (the gaseous component of the earth), and biosphere (the living plants and animals found in and on the earth).
2 Igneous Rocks and Volcanism
3 Sedimentary Rocks
4 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
5 Geologic Dating I
6 Geologic Dating II
7 Plate Tectonics
8 Earthquakes and Seismology
9 Topographic Maps
10 Streams and Groundwater
11 Oceans and Coastlines
12 Earth–Moon–Sun Relations
13 Surface Ocean Circulation
14 Thermohaline Circulation
15 Meteorology I: Atmospheric Structure
16 Meteorology II: Air Masses and Fronts
Topographic Map Symbols